Trendy 'Raw Water' Can Reportedly Give You Hepatitis, Other Diseases

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A glass orb of the untreated spring water is $36.99, and it costs $14.99 for a refill.

But by shunning recommended water safety practices, experts warn, raw water purveyors may also be selling things you don't want to drink - risky bacteria, viruses and parasites that can make you sick.

An Oregon company that sells raw water says it tests the bacteria in each bottle and advertises its product as having a shelf life of "one lunar cycle" (about 30 days). The gyms are a little busier, more people are packing their lunches for work and salads are once again a hot commodity.

"You're drinking toilet water with birth control drugs in them", he told The New York Times. This company's stand against filtered, treated water has already found fertile ground in the minds of plenty of people in Western California, riding on the public outrage around the water crisis in the city of Flint, Michigan.

Another cause of worry is that spring water comes in contact with various chemicals while it passes through soil and rocks which can be even poisonous so the impact can be extreme. Making up to 10 liters (2.6 gallons) of it a day, the water is put through a mineralized filter and diverted straight to the household's kitchen tap.

On one hand, he is correct; many governments, including the Australian government, have been putting fluoride in the water supply for decades, but that's been for the sake of dental health, not mind control (as far as we can tell).

San Franciscans are opting to ditch bottled water in pursuit of alternatives that are less commercial.

"There are many sources of water contamination, and some of those sources are naturally occurring", Hill said in an interview with Live Science.

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While it is not plain tap water, this raw water is being gathered from natural springs.

The World Health Organization has a short list of water-related illnesses that includes cholera, a bacterial disease that causes severe diarrhea and dehydration and can kill a person in a matter of hours.

While there may be some areas of the country with less than ideal drinking water, raw water can contain pathogens such as e. coli, parasites, and viruses.

On the other hand though, Singh is totally on the wrong track, forgetting that water is treated for the sake of preventing diseases spread through contaminated water.

The minerals available in raw water are available in a healthy diet.

"Nearly everything conceivable that can make you sick can be found in water".

But raw water is really up to you. "Now is that because I saw it come off the roof, and anything from the roof feels special?"

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